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Stock 'Night Scented' - Kew Pollination CollectionMatthiola longipetala subsp. bicornisMatthiola bicornis

Hardy Annual

What is Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

These packets are produced in association with Kew Gardens

Old fashioned annual with a superb evening fragrance

Easy to sow

Attracts pollinating insects to the garden

Fulfilled and sold by Thompson & Morgan

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Height Up to 45cm (18in)
Spread Up to 25cm (10in)

Hardy Annual

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Description

The Kew Pollinators range of seeds from Thompson and Morgan has been specially created alongside the experts at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to attract and support a wide range of pollinators, including bees, butterflies and beetles, as well as a number of other important pollinating insects. Helping these pollinators to thrive is hugely important for our eco-system as a whole and these seeds, in their striking packaging inspired by artwork from the Kew archives, will help to create the environment which they need to thrive, with varieties chosen to help a wide range of pollinating insects, including some night flowering plants to help moths which also play an important part in our gardens.

Scatter these beautifully fragrant annuals throughout borders close to the patio, where you can fully appreciate them on a warm summer’s night. Their rich perfume will fill the air, attracting pollinating insects to the garden. Night Scented Stock is an easy annual to grow, offering plenty of old fashioned charm, and thriving in any sunny spot. A superb filler plant for gaps at the front of borders, particularly in cottage garden schemes and wildlife areas. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 25cm (10").

Culinary note: Flowers are usually added raw to salads or as a garnish to desserts, they can also be candied. Their flavour is perfumed. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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1 packet (1100 stock seeds) (KB7573)

Sowing

Direct sow Stocks seeds outdoors where they are to grow from March to June. Choose a position in full sun on any well drained soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Sow seeds thinly, at a depth of 6mm (¼in) in drills spaced 30cm (12”) apart and cover the seed with its own depth of soil to exclude light. Water the ground regularly, especially during dry periods. Germination usually takes 7 - 14 days. When Stock seedlings are large enough to handle, thin them out to 20cm (10”) apart.

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Water regularly until plants are fully established. Deadhead faded stock flowers to encourage more blooms to be produced.
Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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